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REFLECTION 2: Smaller house?

REFLECTION 2: Smaller house? Townhome? Condo?

So, if I were to sell the house what would I move to? That’s a big question. Right now, I do not find enjoyment in yard work or working on the house like I used to. Geez, that’s I all I have done for the past 8 years by myself. I am tired of it. So does that rule out downsizing to a smaller house?

A townhome in the suburbs does not sound appealing to me. Most of them are cookie cutter. So what’s the point in my opinion? Part of the problem I have living in the suburbs is that you are living among families and couples. I am single, and want to be around people.

Mmmmm, what about a Condo in downtown Minneapolis? I definitely would be downsizing space wise. That actually sounded appealing to me. Why not make a big change, and try something totally different? Heck, if I don’t like it, I could sell it in a couple of years or rent it, and buy a house at that point.

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REFLECTION 1: To Move or Not to Move??

REFLECTION 1: To Move or Not to Move??

Last spring, I started noticing in my neighborhood that houses were selling closer to what they were worth before the market tanked. I started having conflicting thoughts on if I should sell the house or not. Don’t get me wrong the house is great. I get a ton of compliments on it, and it’s great for entertaining. It’s a big house for one person– 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It’s a walkout rambler backing up to wetlands, and really, what more could you ask for in such a great location?

The problem is – all I have is the house. It consumes my time and finances. It’s been over 6 years since I have had more than a week’s vacation. And, because I am a consultant, I would like to have a bigger nest egg for the future, so when I am not billing I don’t stress out.

I struggled on what I should do for nearly 2 months before doing anything.